Heres a link to a site ive just found who actually defend hackers legally

"The Hacker's Defense Foundation is a Not-for-Profit foundation dedicated and committed to the advancement of the hacking community, through education, of the social, political, and legal implications of the uses of technology, and seeks to enlighten the public and law enforcement about hacking community, through education, that hackers are not the lawless goons that law enforcement, the news media, and Hollywood would try to portray them as. "